Eleanor Le DESPENSER
- Born: Abt 1240-1252, Ryhale, Rutlandshire, England
- Married: Abt 1274-1291, Ryhale, Rutlandshire, England
- Died: 30 Sep 1328, London, Middlesex, England
- Buried: 7 Oct 1328, Cowick, Exeter, Devonshire, England
Ancestral File Number: 84ZV-3M. User ID: 2363713.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1981,Micropaedia, Vol III, p491, Despenser: "English family prominent in the 13th and 14th centuries. Hugh Le Despenser the Elder (1261-1326), and Hugh Le Despenser the Younger (Died 1326) were unpopular favourites of Edward II, and were executed by Edward's opponents, Queen Isabella and Roger Mortimer. Their name probably derives for `dispensator' (steward), an office held by early members of the family under the Earls of Chester."
The Later Middle Ages 1272-1485, George Holmes, 1962, The Norton History of England, p30: "...The contract system was important in two ways. Firstly, it enabled the magnate to raise an army quickly in time of war (as Lancaster and the Despensers did in the reign of Edward II)..."
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A198489. Eleanor le Despenser married Sir. Hugh de Courtenay (ARC 50-30), son of Sir. John de Courtenay (ARC 50-29) and Isabel de Vere. She died on 7 Oct 1328.
Ancestral File Ver 4.10 and 4.13 84ZV-3M ?Dau Hugh Le DESPENCER Jr (AFN:9HM3-QH) < Hugh Le DESPENCER III [Sir Knight] (AFN:9FSB-F9) Mar 1291 Hugh De COURTENAY (AFN:84ZV-2G) Devonshire England.
INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX
IGI Marriage 7223501-87-822007 Eleanor LE DESPENCER.
IGI Marriage 7223501-87-822007 Hugh DE COURTENAY Mar Eleanor LE DESPENCER 1274 Ryhall Rutland England.
Eleanor married Sir Hugh De COURTENAY, Sr, son of Sir John De COURTENAY and Isabel De VERE, about 1274-1291 in Ryhale, Rutlandshire, England. (Sir Hugh De COURTENAY, Sr was born on 25 Mar 1248-1250 in Oakhampton, Devonshire, England, died on 28 Feb 1291-1292 in Cullicomb, Devonshire, England and was buried in Cowick, Exeter, Devonshire, England.)